Happy Mother’s Day from Kristy!

As a mom of 3 boys, I see ALL that you are doing! And even when your kids don’t, mamas everywhere have your back! You are not alone in this journey!

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mamas out there!!! Thank you for being fearless, kind, strong, courageous, women!

As a working mom, I rarely get it right, but I have learned that doing the best I can is sometimes GOOD ENOUGH! :) 

With that being said, over the years I have learned a few mama hacks that I’m sharing with all of my fellow moms out there in honor of Mother’s Day! 

  1. Teach your kiddos to fold the laundry! As they grow up, they can help at the home laundry mat!  A weekly allowance is a good incentive too!
  2. Egg burritos can definitely be made for breakfast, lunch, AND dinner!
  3. Make YOU a priority. Something I’m finally getting.
  4. You can tell your kids the kitchen is CLOSED after you have fed them 8x that day.
  5. Stop being a perfectionist…As someone who has a Type A personality, this was hard for me, but I think I got it now. ;)
  6. You can never give your kiddos enough hugs or kisses in a day. Helps regulate their systems and YOURS! 
  7. Meditate: whenever, wherever, you can. Even if that means in your closet/bathroom for 60 seconds!

Mom hacks are critical to survival, SO, I also contacted a few of my Female Founder Mom friends to get their #1 survival tips in this ever-changing world, and here is what they had to say…

  1. Ashley Rouse from Trade Street Jam Co: "Take time for yourself- whatever that looks like for you. You can't pour from an empty cup!" 
  2. Hannah Barnstable from Seven Sundays: “Mine is always the same. Wake up before my kids!" 
  3. Denise Woodard from Partake: "There's no shame in asking for help, and outsource wherever possible!" 
  4. Megan Reamer from Jackson’s Honest: “Zero Expectations!!”
  5. Loren Brill from Sweet Loren’s: “I ALWAYS carry a PB sandwich in her diaper bag for emergency meltdowns or if we’re in a pinch & she needs a snack, and it most always gets eaten, by one of us at least! :)”
  6. Gail Becker from Caulipower: “Include kids in the business – as interns, taste testers or even social media approvers. Not only do they get a first-hand look at what mom does every day, but they get a real-time MBA along the way!”
  7. Robyn O’Brien from rePlant Capital: “The bravest and most radical thing you can do for your children is to love yourself.”